JAMB Set Minimum Cut-off Marks for 2024/2025 Admissions? What we know now


A recent claim circulating on social media platforms, particularly WhatsApp, suggests that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has established the minimum cut-off marks for admissions into local tertiary institutions for the 2024/2025 academic session.

The message indicates that JAMB has set a minimum score of 160 for admission into universities, 120 for colleges of education, and 100 for innovative institutions.



However, a fact-checking investigation conducted by Dubawa, a reputable fact-checking platform, has refuted these claims. According to Dubawa’s report published on Tuesday, May 7, there has been no official announcement or policy meeting convened by JAMB to determine the minimum cut-off marks for the 2024/2025 admissions cycle.


JAMB, under the leadership of Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, annually conducts the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), which plays a pivotal role in determining admission into tertiary institutions across Nigeria. Following the UTME, JAMB typically deliberates on the cut-off marks for various categories of institutions, including universities, polytechnics, colleges of education, and monotechnics.



The circulating WhatsApp message claimed that JAMB had already conducted a policy meeting to establish the official cut-off marks. However, Dubawa’s fact-checking investigation found these claims to be false.


It is essential to note that while universities often have higher cut-off marks compared to other institutions, such as colleges of education and polytechnics, JAMB’s official announcement regarding cut-off marks for the 2024/2025 admissions cycle is yet to be made.



In conclusion, the claim suggesting that JAMB has set minimum cut-off marks for admissions into tertiary institutions for the 2024/2025 academic session is unfounded, as confirmed by a fact-checking platform’s investigation.


For more updates and information on JAMB and the UTME, stay tuned to credible news sources.




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